A Pint of Bitter Murder

Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm Archived

Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP), The Forks

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World-renowned forensic anthropologist Debra Komar explores a true crime mystery with her latest book, Black River Road.

In 1869, a group of teenagers discovered two badly decomposed bodies outside of the bustling port city of Saint John. From the twists and turns of a coroner’s inquest, an unlikely suspect emerged: John Munroe, architect and family man. Could a pillar of the community commit such a heinous act?

Debra Komar has worked as a forensic anthropologist for over twenty years. She has investigated human-rights violations for the United Nations, testified as an expert witness in The Hague and across North America, and written an authoritative forensic anthropology text. Black River Road is one of several historical true crime books she has published.

Debra will delve into her book, and give readers a glimpse into the complex layers of research and reconstruction that went into creating it.

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Enter our door prize draw for the featured book. If you aren’t the lucky person, McNally Robinson will be on-site selling copies.

Please note: Pint of Bitter Murder moves to Sunday afternoon at MTYP for this year.

Advance tickets are no longer available since our office will be closed during the festival. Tickets can still be purchased at the door of the event.